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Natasha, Bridgend 

"A lot of my school friends at the time wanted to bubble-wrap me and they questioned what I should be doing"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Matt, Cornwall  

"I was a healthy 19 year old one minute, and then I was told I couldn't do the things that I liked."

Timothy, Reading 

"It was meant to be a routine scan, so I was shocked when that and a biopsy showed I had Ewing’s Sarcoma in my spine."

soft tissue sarcomas

Nick, Bristol  

"I think it hit my family a lot harder than it did me and my mum cried. I couldn't really believe it and I just asked when I could go back to school."

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Chloe, Bristol 

"When you first get a diagnosis, your mind blows up and you can't focus on everything going on. But everyone has been amazing and all of the support I have received has been brilliant."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Ellie, Nottingham 

"When I saw the Teenage Cancer Trust sign it really hit me and I thought ‘this I real now’."

soft tissue sarcomas

Caitilin, Rotherham 

"When they told me, they said, “We’ve found a cancerous tumour, do you know what that means?”

ovarian cancer

Natasha, Glasgow 

"I thought 'yeah, I have cancer but my name isn't cancer'."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Daisy, Suffolk  

"It was when they said the word 'cancer' that it hit me. I felt numb"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Adam, Cornwall 

"Being on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit makes the treatment a lot easier. You can tell the care is focused around you as a person."

testicular cancer